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Timeless Tales

Timeless Tales is a digital storytelling initiative from Southend Museum Service, ideal for young children. Read from the cosy interior of the Prittlewell Priory itself.

 

Sit back and relax listening to stories based on our collections, as well as some written by the Scratton children, who lived in the Prittlewell Priory in the Victorian times.

Jeffrey and the Vile Vanishing Velvet Trousers

This story introduces the Scratton family and their many wonderful pets. The story has been written based on the children's' stories, which they wrote in the 'Priory Times.'

Sherlock Bones and the Mystery of the Crimson Feather

Join Sherlock Bones on his quest to discover what has happened to Leopold the Parrot.

Mrs Kittles and the Hat of Kindness

Join us for another tale from the Scratton children.

Prince and the Moon Goddess

Join us for another tale from the Scratton children.

Rainaldus and the Imp

This episode recounts a local legend of an encounter between an arrogant priest and an imp.

Mr Bravo's Seaside Adventure

This tale is inspired by the Scratton family's horse: Mr Bravo, and Southend's lovely coastline.

A Winter Walk in Priory Park

Follow a mother fox and her cub as they take a walk in priory park.

A Christmas Tale

This Christmas special episode is based on a story written by the Scratton children, who lived in Prittlewell Priory. The story follows Mr Boffins as he attends the annual ball of the Worshipful Company of Christmas Food.